Lark celebrates 10 years on 12th Ave, whole hog

Sundstrom at his Election Night 2012 pig roast (Image: Lark)

Sundstrom at his Election Night 2012 pig roast (Image: Lark)

Chef John Sundstrom wants to do something only a little larger than normal to celebrate small-plate Lark’s ten-year anniversary and a decade of survival in Seattle’s restaurant business.

“I’ve roasted a lot of whole pigs. It’s one of my favorite things to do,” Sundstrom said. “It just felt like a way to make a fun and casual party.”

Thursday, Sundstrom is inviting all comers to the 12th Ave restaurant for a pig roast starting at 6 PM and running “until the pig runs out.” The $50 for your plate will go to Northwest Harvest.

Sundstrom says his ten years on the southern edge of Capitol Hill have been good ones with only a few bumps along the way. A decision to sell off his neighboring offshoot Licorous in 2011 to make way for now legendary Canon helped, he says.

“The recession… we’re happy we made it through,” Sundstrom said. “We had some great opportunities.”

With the decade milestone reached, Sundstrom says Lark is now signed for the space for another five to ten years. He’s also making plans for a new investment.

“We’ve got another project in the works,” Sundstrom said. More on that soon.

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